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The 1975. The English band's latest release, Notes on a Conditional Form, tops our list of the best new albums out on May 22. Jordan Hughes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On May 22

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Far left: Katie Von Schleicher; Top middle: Liza Anne; Middle: Asher Gamedze; Bottom: Muzz; Top right: Lou Canon Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Every Day Feels The Same; Here's Something New

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Charli XCX. Her latest release, How I'm Feeling Now, tops our list of the best new albums out on May 15. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On May 15

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Kraftwerk standing in phone booths in Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo, September 1981. Koh Hasebe/Shinko Music/Getty Images hide caption

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Kraftwerk's Remarkable Journey — And Where It Took Us

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Little Richard's Life In 10 Songs

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Hayley Williams. Her debut solo album, Petals For Armor, tops this week's list of the best new albums out on May 8. Lindsey Byrnes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 9 Albums Out On May 8

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Darling Din entered the 2020 Tiny Desk Contest with the song "Velvet." YouTube/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Upper left: Big Thief; Top right: Pezzettino; Lower right: serpentwithfeet; Bottom left: Samia Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Big Thief, Serpentwithfeet, Chris Funk, More

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Car Seat Headrest. The band's latest, Making a Door Less Open, tops our shortlist of the best new albums out on May 1. Carlos Cruz Sol/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On May 1

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New Mix: Khruangbin, Lucinda Williams, Protomartyr, More

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Rapper Quelle Chris. His new project with producer Chris Keys, Innocent Country 2, is on our shortlist for the best albums out on April 24. Ahmed Arasah/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On April 24

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Danielle Ponder submitted the song "Poor Man's Pain" to the 2020 Tiny Desk Contest. YouTube/NPR hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Bright Eyes, Nils Frahm, Ela Minus, Jónsi, Noveller Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Bright Eyes, Jónsi, Nils Frahm, More

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Fiona Apple's Fetch the Bolt Cutters is her first new album in eight years. Her previous release was 2012's The Idler Wheel... Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Wit, Wisdom And Awe Of Fiona Apple's 'Fetch The Bolt Cutters'

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